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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Leather. The notices of leather in the Bible are singularly few; indeed the word occurs but twice in the Authorized Version, and in each instance in reference to the same object, a girdle. 2 Kings 1:8; Matthew 3:4. There are, however, other instances in which the word "leather" might with propriety be substituted for "skin." Leviticus 11:32; Leviticus 13:48; Numbers 31:20. Though the material itself is seldom noticed, yet we cannot doubt that it was extensively used by the Jews; shoes, bottles, thongs, garments, ropes and other articles were made of it. The art of tanning, however, was held in low esteem by the Jews.
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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Leather'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/l/leather.html. 1901.